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: Open University

6.15 Pure Maths: The Intermediate Value Theorem

6.40 Maths: Models All Around

7.05 Maths: Curve Sketching

7.30 Silver: a Source of Power for the State

7.55 Child Development: Play and the Social World (Subtitled)

8.20 Giotto: the Arena Chapel

: Children's BBC: Willy Fog-2

Cartoon based on a novel by Jules Veme.


Based on a novel by: Jules Verne

: Children's BBC: Just Another Stupid Kid

Single, live action drama. Forten-year-old Danny school was becoming a nightmarish experience - until a new teacher and a new class arrived to solve all his problems

: Children's BBC: Grange Hill

The series from 1984.
Malicious gossip about Fay begins to circulate at the school.
With Alison Bettles, Lee MacDonald, Gary Love, Kara Wilson.


Writer: Barry Purchese
[Actress]: Alison Bettles
[Actor]: Lee MacDonald
[Actor]: Gary Love
[Actress]: Kara Wilson

: Children's BBC: Ocean Odyssey

Seventh in a 13-part fantasy series about a mysterious girl from the ocean.

: Children's BBC: F O T

The show that asks viewers to guess if outrageous claims are true stories or very tall tales.
Competition: to register your vote ring [number removed] (False) or [number removed] (True). Calls cost no more than 20p. For a copy of the rules send an sae to: [address removed]

: Children's BBC: The O Zone

Music magazine.
Michelle Gayle chats on a California beach about her new single Freedom; Toby Anstis meets Radiohead in Vancouver, Canada; plus an assessment of British bands' chances in America. (Stereo)


Presenter: Toby Anstis
Interviewee: Michelle Gayle
Interviewees: Radiohead

: Around Westminster

Political review for the south east.
Presented by Michael Hastings


Presenter: Michael Hastings

: South of Westminster

Reports and analysis of the week's political events. With Bruce Parker.


Presenter: Bruce Parker

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Sue Barker.
12.35 Motor Racing
Live coverage from Barcelona of the Spanish Grand Prix, the fourth race of the Formula 1 season. Damon Hill currently heads the championship table following his victory at last month's San Marino Grand Prix.
Commentary by Murray Walker, Tony Jardine and Jonathan Palmer.
Highlights can be seen at 9.05pm and on Tuesday at 2. 10pm.
2.50 Racing
The first two classics of the French flat-racing season, with live coverage from Longchamp of the French 1,000 Guineas at 3.00 and the French 2,000 Guineas at 3.35pm. Plus a recording of the Prix Lupin.
3.45 Golf
From St Mellion, Cornwall, action from the closing round of the Benson and Hedges International Open. Ryder Cup points are at a premium as Europe's top golfers look to secure places in the team to face the US in New York in September. Commentary by Alex Hay, Dave Marr, Mike Hughesdon, Steve Rider.
6.25 News Roundup
Including reports from the final set of matches in the FA
Premiership. Football highlights can be seen on BBC 1 at 11.00pm...........


Introduced By: Sue Barker.
Unknown: Damon Hill
Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: Tony Jardine
Commentary By: Jonathan Palmer.
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Dave Marr
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon
Commentary By: Steve Rider.

: The Money Programme

The offshore oil industry is facing multi-billion-pound problem -what to do with production platforms now the North Sea fields are beginning to run dry. Environmentalists and fishermen claim the platforms constitute a serious ecological hazard and are demanding that they be dismantled before they turn the seas into a watery junkyard and threaten marine life. But, as Nils Blythe reports, the oil industry is resisting the pressure.
Transcript: for details of how to obtain a transcript of this programme. please phone [number removed].


Reporter: Nils Blythe
Producer: Alison Turner
Editor: Jane Ellison

: Family Therapy

Second in a series of six programmes penetratingthe world of therapy.
Filmed over nine months in both the consulting room and at home, it follows the progress of a family as they seek help with their problems.
Sara. Seventeen years old and, from her parents' point of view, a seriously confused adolescent, Sara lurches from boyfriend to boyfriend but has no girlfriends to speak of. She has been depressed for years and has at times spoken of suicide. Her parents are beside themselves with worry but their patience is running out. Therapist Dr Asen confronts them with the possibility that they may have restricted her emotional development through an overprotective attitude. By continually treating Sara as an untrustworthy child, they have, he suggests, become part of the problem and should shoulder responsibility for the plight in which theiryounger daughter now finds herself.
Director Peter Gordon ; Executive producer
Udi Eichler


Director: Peter Gordon
Producer: Udi Eichler

: Death of Apartheid

First of a three-part series in which leading South African political figures tell the inside story of how the white minority government in the Republic conceded powertotheirformer bitter enemies, the Africa" National Congress, in a transition that avoided the bloody revolution many feared.
With contributions from F W de Klerk, Archbishop Desmond Tutu , Chief Buthelezi and Eugene Terre ' Blanche.
The Prisoner. Despite the isolation of his imprisonment with a life sentence, Nelson Mandela was hard at work in the mid-1980s, setting up secret lines of communication with the authorities.
With unrest in the black townships growing and economic pressure beginningto bite, the white minority rulers realised that without fundamental changes the country would be ungovernable. In revealing the details of those negotiations, the programme tells a remarkable story which ended with Mandela a free man in February 1990 and the ban on the ANC rescinded. Narrated by South African journalist Allister Sparks.
Director/Producer Mick Gold Subtitled .. * See This Week: page 7


Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Unknown: Eugene Terre
Unknown: Nelson Mandela
Unknown: Allister Sparks.

: Grand Prix

Highlights of this afternoon's Spanish Grand Prix from Barcelona.


Producer: Mark Wilkin
Executive Producer: Jim Reside

: White Palace

Romantic drama starring Susan Sarandon, James Spader

When 27-year-old yuppie Max Baron, still grieving over the death of his wife two years earlier, falls for Nora Baker, a 43-year-old burger-bar waitress, he starts to enjoy life once more. However, the difference in their ages and backgrounds places an increasing strain on the relationship.
Film Reviews pages 49-54


Director: Luis Mandoki
Nora Baker: Susan Sarandon
Max Baron: James Spader
Neil Horowitz: Jason Alexander
Rosemary Powers: Kathy Bates
Judy: Eileen Brennan
Sol Horowitz: Steven Hill
Larry Klugman: Corey Parker

: The Trial of OJ Simpson

News from the Los Angeles courtroom where OJ Simpson is on trial for the murder of his former wife Nicole and her friend. Hosted by Peter Pringle.


Presenter: Peter Pringle
Series Producer: Janey Walker

: The BBC 100: The Seventh Seal

Drama directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjornstrand

On his return from the Crusades, Antonius Block finds his homeland wasted by plague, with the wretched survivors taking refuge in fanatical religion. Death appears before Block, but the knight challenges him to a game of chess, with life itself at stake.
(In Swedish with English subtitles)
(1957) (B/W)
Film Reviews pages 49-54
(Bergman's Wild Strawberries is on Friday)


Director: Ingmar Bergman
Antonius Block, the knight: Max von Sydow
Jons, Block's squire: Gunnar Bjornstrand
Death: Bengt Ekerot
Jof: Nils Poppe
Mia: Bibi Andersson
Blacksmith Plog: Ake Fridell
Lisa, Plog's wife: Inga Gill
Tyan, the witch: Maud Hansson
Block's wife: Inga Landgre
Raval: Bertil Anderberg

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